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The State Library of South Australia and craft gin producer, Storytellers Distillery are again partnering to welcome guests to Storytellers @ The Morlock, a pop up gin bar held in the iconic Mortlock Chamber throughout Illuminate Adelaide’s City Lights event.

Open nightly from 5.30 to 10.30pm, from 5-21 July, Storytellers @ The Mortlock invites guests to enjoy a curated selection of gins from Storytellers Distillery, with top shelf mixers, as well as delicious cocktails whilst taking in the stunning backdrop of the Mortlock Chamber.

A number of special ticketed events will again take place, as well as the introduction of a new exclusive experience, allowing guests to enjoy a gin tasting flight and cocktails from the Mortlock Chamber balcony, while overlooking the ambience of revellers enjoying the bar below.

The State Library of South Australia Director, Geoff Strempel is thrilled to again be partnering with Storytellers Distillery, to welcome guests to the Mortlock Chamber, following a popular 2023 season.

“Our historic Mortlock Chamber is a beautiful, unique space and it was wonderful to see so many people visit Storytellers @ The Mortlock last year, as they made their way along the Illuminate Adelaide City Lights. We are very pleased to be elevating the experience even further this year.”

Storytellers Distillery Head Distiller, Lachlan Gunner, is looking forward to returning for another instalment of Storytellers @ The Mortlock.

"We had such a wonderful time with the State Library of South Australia to deliver Storytellers @ The Mortlock last year, and are looking forward to going even bigger and better in 2024. We will be giving guests an even more immersive and delicious experience with winter-warming food, an elevated cocktail experience, the popular return of our sold-out events from last year and exclusive access to the upstairs auror of the Mortlock Wing.”

Special ticketed events taking place include, TattleTales, an immersive and interactive tarot storytelling experience on Saturday 13 July, Please be Quiet! Silent Disco! on Friday 19 July and the Mortlock Exclusive Balcony Gin and Cocktail Tasting Experience held daily at 5pm, 6.40pm, 8.20pm and 10pm.

Storytellers @ The Mortlock 2024 pop up gin bar will be open nightly from 5.30 to 10.30pm, from 5-21 July.

For more information, follow @storytellersatthemortlock on Instagram or visit the Storytellers Distillery @ the Mortlock event page.

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Media contact:

Laura Peters

About the State Library of South Australia

The State Library of South Australia is the largest public research library in the state and among the most iconic cultural institutions in South Australia.

As custodians of stories, the State Library of South Australia plays a pivotal role in collecting, preserving and making accessible the State’s history for current and future generations to enjoy, experience and learn from.

Open 7 days a week, the State Library of South Australia provides 24/7 access that connects people to resources including research and information services. It also hosts events, exhibitions, and curated programs to enrich access to its collections.

The State Library of South Australia is home to the historic Mortlock Wing which is consistently voted among the most beautiful libraries in the world.

About Storytellers Distillery

Storytellers Distillery is a craft gin distillery based in Thebarton, South Australia. Founded in 2020 by cocktail bartender Lachlan Gunner, the distillery was established by a small team inspired by a passion for hand crafted spirits, storytelling and the unique flavours of local botanicals. Storytellers Distillery has a range of award-winning products, in addition to its limited edition ‘Hyperseasonal’ series released monthly.

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